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Articles of Incorporation



The name of the corporation is Michigan Photographic Historical Society.




The purpose or purposes for which the corporation is organized are as follows:


The purposes of the corporation are to establish a permanent organization of persons interested in the collection, possession and history of photographic equipment, images and literature and in the methods and techniques of photographic processes of every kind; to encourage the preservation of worthy examples of photographic equipment, images and literature; to encourage historical and scientific research relating to photography; to encourage the writing, preparation and dissemination of literary works, information, technical data and other materials relating to photography; to promote a better understanding and appreciation of the history of photography; to hold regular meetings where business of the corporation may be transacted, and where members may exchange information and ideas and exchange and display material and equipment; to sponsor and conduct discussions, conferences and study groups relating to photography and the history and development thereof and to sponsor and hold exhibits and. displays or photographic materials of every kind; to publish bulletins, journals, magazines, books and other documents relating to photography; to promote, establish and uphold the highest standards of fair conduct in all activities and associations of its members; to engage in any other lawful act or activity for which a nonprofit corporation may be organized under the laws of the State of Michigan; provided, however, that the corporation shall not in any way, directly or indirectly, engage in the carrying on of propaganda or otherwise attempt to influence legislation, nor participate in, nor intervene in, any political campaign on behalf of any candidate-for public office.

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